Some Columbia residents long for a railroad quiet zone

Ten years later, and residents of Five Points and University Hill are still troubled by Norfolk Southern train horns. They continue to press Columbia to create a quiet zone, but they aren’t finding much comfort from City Hall.

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Killingsworth Home changes lives of women residents

Killingsworth, a women’s home for recovering addicts on Pendleton Street in University Hill, is not widely known to those who frequent the area near USC and Five Points. But while it doesn’t get much attention, the impact on residents is nowhere near small. Women battling addiction use the program to turn their lives around. (Photo:… Read More Killingsworth Home changes lives of women residents

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University Hill cracks down on code violations

  Mix student housing with a historic neighborhood and there’s the potential for lots of housing violations. But University Hill around USC has one of the best records of all those around campus. The secret? A vigilant neighborhood association that does frequent walk-throughs and doesn’t hesitate to let city officials know of any violations. Not… Read More University Hill cracks down on code violations

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